Google has launched a new tool to show how fast and mobile-friendly a website is, and it doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of Google’s own products.
Google debuted the tool on its Small Business blog, in a post that explains the virtues of good site design: “If a potential customer is on a phone, and a site isn’t easy to use, they’re five times more likely to leave.”
But when The Next Web’s Natt Garun tested it, she found that Google’s own websites didn’t fare so well. Here is what she found for Google’s main search page:
That was Thursday, and by the time we tested it on Friday, it had changed (interesting):
Regardless, YouTube still got crushed when we tested it:
And the actual site for the group within Google that made the tool (Think With Google) only did so-so when we tested it today:
With regards to its Mobile Speed metric, Google writes, “If customers are kept waiting for too long, they will move on to the next site … The world’s gone mobile. Now, it’s your turn.”
Google was not immediately available for comment.